Firefox Send free file transfer service now available for all

Mozilla the nonprofit behind the Firefox web browser has launched a new private file-sharing service called Firefox Send

Firefox Send lets you share 1GB files with no strings attached

Now, the tool has its own website, which lets you easily send files up to 2.5GB in size (with an account) to your friends, colleagues, or anybody else.

Mozilla has been working on a free tool called "Firefox Send" for some time now, and it should help to alleviate the situation when required.

A screenshot of the file uploading process in Firefox Send
A screenshot of the file uploading process in Firefox

One of the differences is that Firefox Send doesn't have any paid tiers-it's completely free, whether you send up to a 1GB file or log into your account to send up to a 2.5GB file. The service is akin to WeTransfer rather than something like Dropbox, but there's no option to pay for extra storage. But if you don't already subscribe to them, those services can be a hassle. Mozilla today also announced the launch of Firefox Send beta for Android devices.

"Now that it's a keeper, we've made it even better, offering higher upload limits and greater control over the files you share", Nguyen wrote in a Tuesday blog post. The nonprofit organization, whose mission is to empower people online and protect privacy, has also been engaged with net neutrality politics, Facebook privacy and other issues. Firefox Send dovetails with that project, an adjacent effort to offer services to members to advance Mozilla's mission.

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Unlike most other file sharing services, Firefox Send doesn't encrypt users' data after it arrives on the company's servers (thus allowing the company itself or anyone with access to that company's servers to see what's in the files), but before, on the user's local machine.

Firefox Send files are available for up to 7 days and can be password protected. The upside is that the files are ephemeral, as they delete themselves as soon as the intended recipient finishes downloading the file.

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